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Thursday, May 6, 2:00 p.m. CT

FREE seminar, 60 minutes

When Kids Tell Lies

  • Why counting isn't always useful for lying 
  • How angry parents lead to more lying, not less
  • What not to do when children lie
  • How to handle it when you already know the truth, and when you don't
  • The reasons kids lie and tactics to deal with it calmly and effectively

Thursday, May 13, 2:00 p.m. CT

FREE seminar, 60 minutes

The Power of Praise

  • How to use praise with kids

  • What type of praise to use with different ages

  • Why we seem to be so praise-deficient as a society

Thursday, May 20, 2:00 p.m. CT

FREE seminar, 60 minutes

Healthy Approaches to Childhood Obesity

  • The external factors that make it harder to stay healthy
  • The simple things you can do to create healthier habits
  • Why restrictive diets and intense exercise regimens DON'T work
  • What DOES work, and why it's actually going to be fun!

Thursday, May 27, 2:00 p.m. CT

FREE seminar, 60 minutes

Dealing With Dinnertime

  • How to handle your picky preschool eaters.

  • How to make sure kids are hungry at mealtimes.

  • 3 ways to ensure enjoyable family dinners.

  • How to create special one-on-one suppertime outings.

Thursday, June 3, 2:00 p.m. CT

FREE seminar, 60 minutes

Anger Management for Parents

  • How parental anger interacts with child discipline strategies
  • How talking, negotiating and arguing affect your level of exasperation and mental health
  • How you can use your irritation constructively!
  • The relationship between your anger and parental self-esteem
  • How to hone your parenting skills


If you want parenting advice and education around a specific topic now, check out 1-2-3 Magic University. We've made our most popular seminar topics available as on-demand online learning resources so you can learn on your own schedule.

With each seminar, you get:

  • Video of Dr. Phelan teaching on the specific topic
  • A Q&A video where Dr. Phelan answers questions from real parents and professionals
  • A pdf download of the slides that Dr. Phelan presented for your personal reference or notes.
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